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HATCHET COVE

Old Anglican Cemetery
Trinity Bay District

Hatchet Cove is a small fishing community just South of Random Island in Trinity Bay District, Newfoundland. It was first settled around the 1850's. The community, though small, has families who are typically one of two religions - Anglican or United Church of Canada. There are four small cemeteries found within this community.

The OLD ANGLICAN cemetery is located on the southeast corner of the community, along the coastline. It is somewhat difficult to locate, having to traverse private property and negotiate a hidden path through the woods. A new wire fence has been erected within the past two years. The cemetery is covered with thick undergrowth and many of the graves are barely discernable.
The OLD UNITED CHURCH cemetery is located in the south west corner of the community. A small path through the woods leads to the cemetery located about a kilometer from the community. It lies on the coastal side of the path and is surrounded by a wire fence. Although it covers an area large enough for a dozen or more graves, only three headstones are present. Because of the dates it would be more appropriate to refer to this cemetery as the 'old Methodist cemetery'.
The NEW UNITED CHURCH cemetery is located in the center of the community, towards the western side of the hill. It is well cared for and most of the graves have headstones that are in excellent to good condition. The traditional family plots appear to be maintained.
The NEW ANGLICAN cemetery is located in the north west corner of the community. It lies beside the road leading to the next community of St. Jones Within. This cemetery is also kept in very good condition.

The headstones were read, recorded and transcribed by FRANK KING, May 1999. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.


SURNAME 1stNAME 2ndNAME RELATION BORN DIED ERECTED BY NOTES
LAMBERT Magdeline   wife of Albert 1887 June 17,1922   "In loving memory of Magdeline Lambert beloved wife of Albert Lambert. Aged 35 years. She is gone but not forgotten. Her dear voice we will hear no more.... we cross the river .."
LAMBERT Isaac J. son of Albert & Magdalen 1909 July 9,1912 mother and father "In loving memory of Isaac J. beloved son of Albert & Magdalen Lambert. Age 3 years. Precious one from us is gone. A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home ...."
Unmarked Grave     right of Isaac J. Lambert        
BISHOP Effie   child of Samuel & Leah 1921 March 11,1929   "In loving memory of Effie, darling child of Samuel & Leah Bishop. Aged 18 years & 7 months. Oh dear Effie how we miss you. None but God can tell..."
LAMBERT William Henry son of Edmund & Drucellia 1913 Sep. 18,1913 family "In fond memory of - aged 10 days. They are gone but not forgotten - And their loss we depply feel - But tis God that hath bereft us - He can all our sorrows heal. - Beloved children of Edmund & Drucellia Lambert"
LAMBERT Albert John son of Edmund & Drucellia Nov 1913 June 13,1917 family "In fond memory of - Died aged 3 yrs & 8 months. They are gone but not forgotten - And their loss we depply feel - But tis God that hath bereft us - He can all our sorrows heal. Beloved children of Edmund & Drucellia Lambert"
LAMBERT Susannah   wife of Stephen 1885 March 29,1913   "Gone but not forgotten. In memory of - Safely, safely gather in - Far from sorrow far from sin - Passed beyond all grief and pain. - ...for thee is truest ... - .... we must not weep - .... sleep ..."
Unmarked Grave     left of Susannah Lambert        
Unmarked Grave     right of Susannah Lambert        
Unmarked Grave     2nd right of Susannah Lambert        

Transcribed by Frank King (1999)

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